SBI- Gram Seva Project

SBI Foundation with the implementing agency, Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan started the SBI Gram Seva Project in October 2017 in Tuljapur block, Osmanabad and Ausa block in Latur. The main interventions are internet connectivity to gram panchayat, setting community information centres, setting digital classrooms, setting computer lab, networking with government schemes. First year of the project has been completed covering the planned activities like renovation of Zila Parishad Schools & Aaganwadi, construction of public & school toilets, construction of community information centres, tree plantation, digital classrooms, remedial classes, linking government schemes, drinking water facilities etc.
The activities are going on in 10 villages of Latur and Osmanabad districts, 5 in each block. The core objective is to make Digital Panchayat where the needs of the community are objectively assessed. “Integrated Community Development Approach and Digital Panchayat” is the motto of the Project.
Synergy of efforts and integrated system of approaching the problems would provide complete solution for organizations to achieve these developmental changes through multiple support systems of programs.

UB- Chennai

It is a CSR initiative by United Breweries Limited Chennai; motive is to support villagers by increasing water availability in village surrounding by using water conservation techniques. Under this project total 4 villages are being covered. Along with water conservation techniques awareness drive is also being conducted in villages to aware them about water conservation practices.

UB- Patna

It’s a CSR initiative by United Breweries Limited, Patna; under this initiative total four activities are being covered. Construction of stairs around pond to make it spacious, RO installation to provide safe drinking water to school children as well as villagers, Beautification of Primary School building in Chakiapar village and School uniform distribution to school children in Chainpura village.

Oracle and CAF India

With the support of Oracle and CAF India, Dilasa is implementing the project having title: Establishment of Climate Change Adaptation Tools for small and marginal farmers in severe drought prone region of Maharashtra since April 2017. The project location is Sonari village, Aurangabad.

Uncertainty and prolong gaps between two rains are getting normal in Marathwada from past few years due to change in climatic situation. These changes in environment have instant response on living standard of rural people which depend on nature for their livelihood.

For sustenance, farmers need to adopt climate resilient agriculture practices in their daily life. Through project, children are getting aware on water importance and climate change concept. Water storage structures implemented has enormous impacts on people as water is easily reaching them now for irrigation and drinking purpose which helping them to take crop even in less rainfall.

To increase the farmer’s capacity on using bio-physical measures such as setting of vermicomposting and vermi-wash unit, awareness creation and support provided for adaptation of water saving device, rejuvenate and construct new water storage structures for making availability of irrigation and drinking water, awareness among school children on water literacy and climate change impact, reducing soil erosion and improve crop yield by farm bunding activity, reducing the expenditure on animal health by training and vaccination by veterinary expert are some key objectives of the project.

L&T Financial Services

With L&T Financial Services (LTFS), Dilasa is implementing IWRM project in 72 villages of Maharashtra with the name Jal Vaibhav Prakalp-Creating Climate Resilient Agriculture Community. As Climate change is now at the doorstep of the rural people showing erratic and unpredictable weather, which is drastically reducing the yield of the farm and thereby impact on income of villagers. Agriculture was getting severely affected because of water scarcity and non-availability of irrigational water. Improving agricultural productivity is necessary to meet the needs of people. Sustainable increase in production can be achieved by making sustainable use of natural resources. Hence LTFS has come forward to implement IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) project with the objective to increase net agriculture income of farmers through NRM activities and efficient use of water. Project has started in 2017 with 12 villages of Dharur block of Beed district and expanded it in 60 villages from Aurangabad, Jalna and Buldhana district of Maharashtra in 2019. Project has designed in very systematic way, creating water potential was one of the key objectives of project. Apart from that, awareness generation among the community on modern agricultural techniques to be adopted, support to demonstration activities for increasing crop yield, establishing of farmer field school, exposure visit, development of dense forest, formation of User group, and sustainability activity are the other major themes of the project. A good result has also been seen in very short period of time.

ACC Coimbatore

Dilasa has associated with ACC for monitoring & evaluation of watershed work in Kurumbapalayam village of Madukkarai, Coimbatore. Under this programme Dilasa is assisting the structures design, facilitating support for implementing project to the ACC CSR team, and monitoring & evaluating to ensure the quality of constructions.

United Breweries Ltd. CSR

United Breweries is having a long association with Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan and so far implemented various projects in and around its facilities in Aurangabad. This include natural resource management activities like watershed management, safe drinking water programmes like supply of water purifier to rural households, providing water filter, conducting children health camps and school basic infrastructural facilities etc. Over the years Dilasa has successfully implemented all the above programmes which was not only helped to create a positive environment in the villages, but also helped to create a visibility for the social sector programmes undertaken by United Breweries.

EdelGive Foundation

Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan is undertake sustainable development of natural resources through construction of water storage structure to complete the watershed treatment to mitigate the drought situation in Osmanabad district, and to improve standard of living of farmers through raised income and make their livelihood sustainable even in drought situation. Convergence focuses on the synergies required to move towards more integrated delivery approach using the strengths of different partners to address the specific challenges in drought areas or rainfed areas and livelihood systems. The convergence would definitely bring the wider impact on livelihood and specially enhancement of income of the villagers in different sectors. In this project Dilasa will take all care not to have duplication of funds or works. NABARD will also provide letter of completed treatments and the remaining treatment under convergence if necessary. Such type of the projects is definitely replicable especially in same Tuljapur block. Divisional commissioner is also willing to take more and more CSR activities in the same block as it is severely affected block in the district. It is also the poorest Human Development Index (HDI) figure under central government programme. Micro irrigation, Farmers producers organizations, total sanitation are some of the areas where Dilasa will keep rapport with the same community of above 3 villages.

Mahindra & Mahindra - CSR

50 villages are identified which require urgent drinking water need. Small, durable measures will be undertaken so as to make water availability in the villages. Water quality issue will also be tackled. The number of beneficiaries will be around 64441. The total number of villages is 34 in Aurangabad, Phulambri, Gangapur, Kannad, Sillod, Khultabad, Vaijapur and Soygaon block of Aurangabad district. The major works execution is rain water storage tank, repair of well and desiltation and installation of pulley, village pond, KT weir repairing and desiltation, new CNB construction, gabion-cum-wall, etc.

Coca Cola Foundation - CSR

The activities of full watershed development through people’s participation were initiated in January 2013 by financial support from Coca Cola and facilitation by NGO-PIA i.e Project Implementing Agency Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan. At the first instance group meetings were organized and importance, need of watershed development as drought proofing mechanism was discussed. Exposure visits to the developed Konewadi watershed were organized to create social awareness among the people. After exposure visit there was agreement among people that similar treatments should be implemented in their watershed also. During actual implementation of watershed development was done on 290 ha with people’s participation. It was unanimously decided by the people that for implementing the area and drainage line treatments for watershed development, ridge to valley approach

ACC Cement

Under preparatory activities, village level meetings were conducted in Hivara, Pimparkhed, Welturi and Bhojewadi villages by team of Dilasa. It is interesting to note here that after completion of 4 Ferrocement rain water harvesting tanks at Hivara village, the demand from villages like Bhojewadi, Pimparkhed and Welturi generated on large scale. Villagers and school teachers were appreciating the structures and effort of ACC cement in small villages for the storage of water and their daily utilization of water. Ferro San Rain Water Harvesting Tanks has solved the drinking water and domestic water supply problem for more than 100 households in different vasti(small hamlet). There is no provision for daily use of water for these vasti, they are very much happy with this initiative. Detailed transect walk along the drainage area has been conducted by technical team members of Dilasa. The villagers join during transect walk and help for wells identification and it’s time for percolation after rainfall.

Completed Check Dams and rainwater harvesting tanks have solved the drinking water problem of 6 villages in Ashti block of Beed district. Even district administration is praising the efforts of Dilasa and support from ACC Cement under severe drought situation from last 3-4 years.

The activities of full watershed development through people’s participation were initiated in January 2013 by financial support from Coca Cola and facilitation by NGO-PIA i.e Project Implementing Agency Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan. At the first instance group meetings were organized and importance, need of watershed development as drought proofing mechanism was discussed. Exposure visits to the developed Konewadi watershed were organized to create social awareness among the people. After exposure visit there was agreement among people that similar treatments should be implemented in their watershed also. During actual implementation of watershed development was done on 290 ha with people’s participation. Dilasa is implementing the area and drainage line treatments for watershed development, ridge to valley approach i.e. Afforestration works, Farm Land Development, Social Awareness activities

United Breweries Ltd

Jalsanjeevani Project in the villages falling within the periphery of UB Ajanta & UB Ellora to combat drought in Aurangabad district, Maharahstra with the help of United Breweries Ltd. Under this programme, total 8 villages are covered. Dilasa is implemented Sustainable development of water resources through restoration of ecological balance in village area and creating amicable atmosphere in education for Anganwaddi & school children. The households of Ramrai and Ramraiwadi which form a part of the group grampanchayat of Jogeshwari are to receive 135 water purifiers as an initiative under the Corporate Social Responsibility mandate of United Breweries. The major motive of this is to address the increasing concerns of unhygienic drinking water in the area. Consequently, 135 water purifiers were distributed here.

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